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No matter how you like to eat yours, we figure everyone - but everyone - would appreciate a dedication to the country where this - and pasta in general - is king. So, unless you want to regretti, here’s our must-read article on spaghetti!


Spaghetti Carbonara: Made with eggs, cheese, pork and black pepper, this popular dish has been around since the middle of the 20th century.

Ragù: A flavorsome, meat-based sauce (usually meatballs.). Similar to bolognese, but with subtle differences, such as the different wines used and thickness of the sauce.

Ravioli: A thin pasta dough - usually square-shaped -  stuffed with a variety of different fillings.

Spaghetti Alla Tamarro: A spicy sausage and tomato-based sauce accompanies this fresh pasta dish.

Cacio e Pepe: Literally ‘cheese and pepper’, this stripped-back dish is a classier, lighter version of mac and cheese.

Fettuccine: A flat, thick pasta (‘little ribbons”) traditionally made with egg and flour - serves as the basis of many different sauces.

Noodles: Long, thin strips of stringy pasta that form the basis of many an Asian dish.


  1. Go to Rome. Here you can learn all the tricks of the trade of cooking the perfect spaghetti carbonara, fettuccine and several other dishes (while enjoying a glass of locally-sourced wine at the same time!) in the personal setting of a chef’s home. Preserving the oldest recipes of the gastronomic tradition, passed down through the generations, you will be welcomed into their home for the most authentic Italian experience. Book now
  2. Visit Naples. Choose from a range of walking tours - all promising to tantalize your taste buds as you pass restaurants, street markets and cafés, offering a whole range of Italian pasta dishes, such as ragù.  Here, you can also join a ravioli class in a traditional Neapolitan restaurant, learning how to make the classic filling of ricotta and spinach before topping it off with sauce. And - just in case that still wasn’t enough - you can also join the Pasta Factory Tour, promising to teach you all the tricks of the trade for perfecting the best pasta dishes. An experienced guide will take you through the whole process - from ingredients to packaging - before joining an exclusive cooking class.  
  3. Check out Romagna. Another fantastic destination to perfect your pasta-making skills, courtesy of an expert chef who will help you prepare ravioli, among other favorite dishes. Book now
  4. Fly to Frascati. A 2.5-hour gastronomic experience awaits you here, comprising of both a tour along the quaint alleys and picturesque corners of this Italian gem before heading to your guide’s cellar, where you’ll learn all about the area’s wine. After working up a hearty appetite, you will then learn to cook homemade pasta - complete with Italian-style sauces such as Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe - which you will enjoy alongside a glass (or two!) of the family’s wine. Bellissima!
  5. Visit Verona. Not only can you learn to make fresh hand-made pasta in the company of a Veronese chef, but the delicious world-famous Tiramisu sponge cake, laced with liquor, coffee and sweet mascarpone cream. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with the rest of your group after - complete with a glass of local wine - and take the recipes away with you to recreate at home.

We don’t know about you, but we’d call that a recipe for success!